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Health-related quality of life among Australian women cancer survivors


Cancer survivors are a large and growing population worldwide. Optimising their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has become a major public health goal. A growing number of studies have examined the determinants of HRQOL, but few have focussed on psychosocial determinants such as the role of optimism and social support. Using data from two large cohorts (born 1946-51 and 1921-26) of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and linked Australian Cancer databases from 1996 to 2019, this study will assess HRQOL among cancer survivors over time, identify the patterns of change, and examine how optimism and social support are associated with HRQOL, adjusting for socio-demographic and behavioural factors, time from diagnosis, and other health conditions